Our office has an extensive track record of successful outcomes in sexual offense cases. We are wholly committed to the protection of our clients’ rights as well as achieving the best possible results. If you have been charged with a sex crime in New York, you need a successful, experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. Contact our offices today for a free evaluation of your case and receive straight forward answers that pertain to your individual circumstances.

Prostitution, Solicitation, and Pandering: Prostitution can be considered a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the specific offense. It is defined as the sale of sexual services (oral sex, sexual intercourse, etc.) for money. Though most often labeled a misdemeanor, it is also considered a crime to engage in the hiring of a prostitute to perform sexual acts for monetary compensation.

Lewd Acts, Lascivious Conduct and Indecent Exposure: These crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors, and involve pornography, exposition of the genitals in public areas, and the engagement of sexual acts in a public place.

Fail to Register: Failure to register as a convicted sex offender to the appropriate authorities in New York.

Sexual Harassment: Any repeated, unwanted behavior of a sexual nature perpetrated upon an employee by an employer, co-worker, or group of co-workers. Sexual harassment can be verbal, visual, written, or physical. It can occur between people of different genders or those of the same sex. Sexual harassment may take the form of demanding sexual favors as a requirement for employment, or subjecting an employee to unjust pressure, intimidation, ridicule, mockery, or insult because of his or her sex, whether or not the harassing conduct is sexual in nature.

Child Enticement: An attempt to entice, tempt, lure, or persuade a child to enter, leave, or stay in a confined space (building, vehicle, or place) if done by force or with the intent to commit rape, battery, lascivious acts, indecent exposure, lewd acts, or any other sexual offense in New York.

Child Exploitation: This encompasses a wide variety of offenses including the employment, persuasion, inducement, enticement or coercion of a child to perform in incident shows or obscene exhibitions, whether live or on film, or to pose in obscene or pornographic materials. This also encompasses the selling or distribution of such materials.

Child Abuse: Any harm or threatened harm to a child’s health or welfare that occurs through physical or mental injury, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, or mistreatment by a parent, legal guardian, or any other person responsible for the child’s health or welfare or by an authority figure.

Molestation: The act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity. 2. The act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks, criticism, persecution or harassment.

Child Pornography: Any visual images depicting minors (under the age of legal consent) in explicit sexual activity. In some states, advocacy of child pornography is itself a form of child pornography. Any possession of child pornography in New York is illegal.

Date Rape: Date rape is defined as forcible sexual intercourse during a voluntary social engagement in which a person resists the sexual advances of the other party and does not intend to submit.

Sexual Abuse: Any illegal sexual act performed by an adult against a minor. This term is usually applied to physical contact not amounting to rape and is generally separated into degrees according to the nature and specific circumstances of the contact.

Spousal Abuse: Any sexual, psychological, or physical abuse perpetuated by one spouse upon another.

Sexual Assault: Any unwanted sexual contact or attention achieved by force, threats, bribes, manipulation, pressure, or violence. It may be physical or non-physical and includes rape, attempted rape, incest, child molestation and sexual harassment.

Child Molestation: Any sexual or indecent activity involving a child and an adult, including incest and extra-familial sexual contact.

Statutory Rape: New York law defines statutory rape as illegal sexual activity with a child under the age of 17. In addition, there are laws that specify age restrictions for sexual relations between a minor and a person of authority (i.e. teacher, coach, tutor, pastor, police officer, etc.). If a child is under the age of 14, the felony (and fine) is increased dramatically. These laws can vary and are generally case specific. Statutory rape charges can be raised by the state, but are most often raised by the parents of the victim.
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